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Party Affiliation: Republican

Web site: http://www.mittromney.com/

Slogan: Believe in America

Transportation Nation

President Obama Drops By DC Auto Show, Checks Out Fuel-Efficient Cars

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

President Obama drives a Chevy Volt (2010 White House photo)

President Obama is making it clear he won't miss an opportunity to push the narrative that bailing out Detroit was the right thing to do (particularly since Romney didn't want to.)

The Preisdent walked into the showroom of the 70th annual Washington Auto Show this afternoon, where he inspected about 15 new electric and hybrid models from Ford, Dodge, and GM.

President Obama got inside man of the cars, sitting behind the wheel as he inspected the interiors.

Among the vehicles he viewed were the 2013 Ford C-Max Energi, 2013 Ford Fusion, 2013 Dodge Challenger SRT, 2013 Dodge Dart, 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco and the American Pride Camaro (colorfully decorated with illustrations showing the history of the U.S. military, starting from the Revolutionary War, plus American flags, U.S. presidents and a bald eagle).

After the tour, the President said:  “When you look at all these cars, it is a testimony to the outstanding work that’s been done by workers, American workers, American designers. The U.S. auto industry is back. The fact that GM is back to number one I think shows the kind of turnaround that’s possible when it comes to American manufacturing. It’s good to remember the fact that there were some folks who were willing to let this industry die. Because of folks coming together, we are now back in a place where we can compete with any car company in the world. And these are not only selling here in the United States; they also serve as a platform for us to sell product all around the world. I’m just very proud of what we’re seeing here. That Camaro with the American eagle and the American flag, that helps tell the story. Thank you very much. Keep up the great work.”

Vice President Biden travels to Grand Rapids, Michigan tomorrow to visit the American Seating Company, which makes seats for buses, trains, stadiums, and concert arenas.

Expect to hear a whole lot more of this, this year.

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It's A Free Country ®

Early Returns From PAC Filings: Colbert Booms, Perry Busts

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

New year-end reports filed with the Federal Election Commission trickle out today, and the early word is that Stephen Colbert's Super PAC raised just under $1 million, while former candidates Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann floundered.

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Track: Live Florida Primary Returns

Monday, January 30, 2012

The map on this page shows not only who’s winning in each of the state’s 67 counties, but, using Patchwork Nation, it shows how the candidates are doing in each of Florida’s 10 types of county -– from the wealthy Monied 'Burbs to the metropolitan Immigration Nation counties. It will fill in with data as the results from the primary come in.

 

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: It's Newt v. The Republican Establishment

Monday, January 30, 2012

How Newt Gingrich turned what was supposed to be a positive campaign into his own personal Moby Dick.

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Poll: More than 1/3 of Florida Republicans Still Waiting for New Candidate

Monday, January 30, 2012

While a Suffolk University poll finds Mitt Romney opening up a 20-point lead on Newt Gingrich in Florida, data also show that 40 percent of Republicans in the Sunshine State are still waiting for a savior.

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The Takeaway

A Look at Latino Voters in Florida

Monday, January 30, 2012

This morning The Takeaway is exploring the importance of the Florida Primary from the perspective of the diversity of a state that has been decisive in presidential elections going back two decades. The diversity of Florida may be the first real test of the strength of the Republican message nationally whoever wins the primary.

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It's A Free Country ®

Hardliners and Swing Voters: Florida's Fractured Latino Voters

Monday, January 30, 2012

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio made the case that the sluggish economy is giving Republicans a clear shot at Latino voters this year. But to do it, Republicans have to change the way they talk about Latinos, legal and illegal.

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Explainer: Is Mitt Romney the 'Most Anti-Immigrant' Republican?

Monday, January 30, 2012

Newt Gingrich called Mitt Romney the "most anti-immigrant" Republican candidate. Was he right?

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: Santorum 'Disgusted' With Two-Player Debates

Friday, January 27, 2012

All four candidates had a good night. They each got in memorable lines or quips. Gingrich did not blow away the debate as he did in South Carolina. Romney exceeded expectations and seemed more confident again (as he was when he was the sure winner in about October or November ...

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Opinion: GOP Debate Recap - Nothing Sunny In the Sunshine State

Friday, January 27, 2012

There was nothing sunny about the last debate in the Sunshine State. The Final Four know that you don't win by being nice and they hardly pretended. Gingrich slammed Romney for investments his blind trust made in mutual funds that bought shares of Fannie and Freddie (convoluted enough for you?). ...

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WNYC News

Romney Is Aggressor in Final Florida Debate

Thursday, January 26, 2012

An aggressive Mitt Romney repeatedly challenged Republican presidential rival Newt Gingrich in a fast-paced campaign debate Thursday night, ridiculing the former House speaker's call to build costly projects in key primary states and to colonize the moon.

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The Takeaway

Wealth, Presidents, and Being 'Out of Touch'

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Although his father was the first candidate to release their tax returns, the impetus for Massachussetts governor Mitt Romney making his financial life public — and the rallying cry of Gingrich-boosting Super PACs — is the assertion that Romney is too rich and therefore too out of touch to be president. Throughout the decades, Americans have elected very wealthy men to the White House without any fanfare. Yet with record rates of unemployment that many are experiencing over a period of years, the issue of class in the U.S. has gained a new significance.

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Explainer: Why Mitt's Taxes are 5 Times More Complicated Than Newt's

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

According to a tax expert, Romney's 2010 return is on another planet from his main competition, Newt Gingrich.

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The Takeaway

Recapping Last Night's Florida GOP Debate

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Last night the University of South Florida hosted a GOP presidential debate, the first of two scheduled in Florida leading up to the state's January 31 primary. The crowd was silenced by a no-applause policy which seems to have muted the effect of Newt Gingrich, who in the past has received accolades from the audience after partisan broadsides. The debate sets the agenda for the next week as candidates prepare for a primary which may ultimately decide the nominee to challenge President Obama in November.

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The Takeaway

Romney Reveals His Tax Returns

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

It's no secret that former governor and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is a wealthy man. His time at Bain Capital, a private equity company, has been used against him by his fellow GOP nominee hopefuls. Specifically, their attack ads suggest that his business practices benefit the "one percent" at the expense of the rest of the 99. But what his experience as both an expert on private equity and CEO actually means on his policies has been largely unexplored.

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WNYC News

Romney Releases Tax Returns

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney paid about $3 million in federal income taxes in 2010, having earned more than seven times that - $21.7 million - from his investments and making him among the wealthiest of American taxpayers.

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: Mitt Romney is the Not-Bad Candidate in a Sea of Terrible Ones

Monday, January 23, 2012

With the idea that they're the same politically, people are choosing based on personality. And yes, let's insert the obvious joke here that it's hard to do that with Mitt Romney since he doesn't have one. Yet, for the second presidential election in a row, I'll be voting Mitt Romney to try to stop the other guys from winning.

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Eyes on Marco Rubio as GOP Field Pivots to Florida

Monday, January 23, 2012

As eyes turn from South Carolina to Florida for the GOP primaries, one Republican Senator who isn't even running for president is sharing the spotlight with the Republican presidential candidates.

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The Washington Report

Romney's Loss in South Carolina, E.U. Oil Embargo on Iran, Egypt One Year Later

Monday, January 23, 2012

In this week's Washington Report, David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for the New York Times, speaks to Kerry Nolan about the South Carolina Republican presidential primary, Iran, and Egypt.

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